An Update On the Girls Tennis Team
Byline: David Roth
The season opener for the young girl’s tennis team, which is gaining experience, was against Delta H.S. last week. As our original opener against Gunnison was rained out, this match had many nervous players. However, our #1 singles player, Sarah Roston (Burlingame, CA), was nails and tallied our only win (6-3, 6-0)!
Last Thursday we traveled to South Sevier and played a much more relaxed match against some experienced players. Both our doubles teams (Spring Fang/China & Raica Kwizera/Rwanda and Naz Dundar & Deniz Gotken/both from Turkey) had troubles against experienced teams from SSHS. However, both Sarah Roston at #1 Singles (6-0, 6-2) and Dany Jallath (Mexico City) at #2 Singles (6-4, 6-4) pulled off nifty wins to bring the overall team score to 2-2.
Meanwhile, the Tiger’s #3 Singles player, Emma Kennedy (Mt Pleasant) won the first set, but became embroiled in a tight second set with several controversial line calls. A line referee was brought out to the court, and the pressure was on…but we didn’t tell Emma that the team score was tied at 2-2!
Emma got tough and won the next 2 games decisively, and we swarmed her at the end for her personal victory — plus for the team win over SSHS. On our return to campus, we rang the victory bell.